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Old 22-11-2013, 10:18
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Got the update on my N7, I don't understand why Google are keeping GEL an exclusive, it's such an Apple thing to do.

I did however sideload it from Android Police and it works fine.

What is GEL ?
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Old 22-11-2013, 10:39
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Google Experience Launcher.

i don't know why people use all these acronyms. i guess it's the one on the N5
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Old 22-11-2013, 11:21
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How do I tell if it's downloading the update as I presume it will do it in the background?

Still nothing on mine, yet my partner has got it on hers.
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Old 22-11-2013, 11:55
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How do I tell if it's downloading the update as I presume it will do it in the background?

Still nothing on mine, yet my partner has got it on hers.
i forget but i think it tells you.
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Old 22-11-2013, 12:05
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How do I tell if it's downloading the update as I presume it will do it in the background?

Still nothing on mine, yet my partner has got it on hers.
Yeah it kind of surprised me. It must have downloaded it in the background, because it alerted me last night around 10pm that there was an update ready to install at about 185Mb. So it had already got the data, just needed my confirmation to install it. There was no other hint that it had been downloading this, despite the fact that I had been checking manually for the last few nights to see if this update was available. Kudos to Google for that I suppose, nice and neat.
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Old 22-11-2013, 13:45
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Those people that have received 4.4 on there nexus 7 first gen

Was your device a unroofed or side loaded device or just a normal one ?

Darren
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Old 22-11-2013, 13:49
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Those people that have received 4.4 on there nexus 7 first gen

Was your device a unroofed or side loaded device or just a normal one ?

Darren
Just a straight out of the box normal 1st Gen 32GB Nexus 7
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:19
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Just a straight out of the box normal 1st Gen 32GB Nexus 7
Same for mine, just setup as it was out the box (16GB version though)
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:48
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Waiting for mine
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:52
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Just a straight out of the box normal 1st Gen 32GB Nexus 7
Ditto. Not rooted nor nothin'.
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:56
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Got the update on my N7, I don't understand why Google are keeping GEL an exclusive, it's such an Apple thing to do.

I did however sideload it from Android Police and it works fine.
Yes it reminds me a tiny bit of what Apple did with Siri. Older hardware is perfectly capable of running it but they kept it 'exclusive' to the latest handset.
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Old 22-11-2013, 18:13
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I have it on my 2013 model now, but still no sign of it on the 2012 model.
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Old 22-11-2013, 18:33
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Those people that have received 4.4 on there nexus 7 first gen

Was your device a unroofed or side loaded device or just a normal one ?

Darren
Got 4.4 last night. Stock 32GB Nexus 7 3g 2012 model
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Old 22-11-2013, 18:50
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I haven't got it yet but various Google updates have taken place this week, Google Keyboard being the most recent earlier today.
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Old 22-11-2013, 21:41
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Just arrived on my Nexus 7.
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Old 22-11-2013, 23:29
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OK. Problem already. The KitKat thingy has installed and now my Nexus 7 won't open new android apps. The old ones I had already are fine. When I installed new ones. the installation process seems to be OK but when I try to open them I get the message "Unfortunately, "name of app" has stopped". I have uninstalled and reinstalled them but still the same problem.

Any ideas?

I have just tried a third and this one is OK so I guess there is something wrong with the apps or compatibility or something with the previous two.
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Old 22-11-2013, 23:45
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I've been checking my tablet every day since this thread started and I am just installing it now. I hope it won't prove to be a disappointment!
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Old 22-11-2013, 23:58
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My Nexus 2013 is installing it now...
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Old 23-11-2013, 00:02
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Good info on how the download distribution works:http://m.androidauthority.com/how-an...ar-gcf-318744/
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Old 23-11-2013, 09:04
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KK has made my N7 worse.
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Old 23-11-2013, 09:37
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KK has made my N7 worse.
Hmm. I can't say it's made mine worse, but I'm struggling to find anything particularly better. Still, I'm glad it didn't bork it!
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Old 23-11-2013, 09:37
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KK has made my N7 worse.
In what way?
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Old 23-11-2013, 09:58
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my (stock) email widget can nolonger be resized and forgets which folder it should be showing whenever i reboot.

widgets in general are not working properly. and it's very slow the browser has crashed and or frozen a lot since the update.

and there does not appear to be any benefit.
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Old 23-11-2013, 10:10
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my (stock) email widget can nolonger be resized and forgets which folder it should be showing whenever i reboot.

widgets in general are not working properly. and it's very slow the browser has crashed and or frozen a lot since the update.

and there does not appear to be any benefit.
Have you tried a back up and reset , That's what Apple would suggest .
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Old 23-11-2013, 10:12
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Have you tried a back up and reset , That's what Apple would suggest .
i haven't.

i don't really want to either. i will if i have to i guess.
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